Archit. having a portico whose columns, usually four in number, extend in a line across the front only, as in a Greek temple
Origin of prostyleClassical Latin prostylus from Classical Greek prostylos from pro-, before + stylos, pillar: see stylite
- such a portico
- a prostyle building
Having a row of columns across the front only, as in some Greek and Roman temples.
Origin of prostyleLatin prostélos from Greek prostūlos pro- in front ; see pro- 2. stūlos pillar ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
plan of Greek Temple B
- (of a structure) Having pillars only along the front side
- A building having pillars only along the front side
Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÏŒÏƒÏ„Ï…Î»Î¿Ï‚ (prÃ³stÈ³los, “having pillars").